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5 Fun Facts About July 28 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1868, the Yale Corporation voted to open admission to women, making it one of the first universities in the United States to do so.
2. On July 28, 1751, the town of Norwalk was devastated by a massive fire that destroyed over 200 homes and businesses. It is rumored that the blaze was started by a group of Native Americans who were angry with the town's treatment of their people.
3. In 1876, the Connecticut State Library officially opened its doors to the public. It was the first state library in the United States.
4. On July 28, 1933, the notorious Connecticut bank robber and killer, Willie Sutton, was captured in Brooklyn by New York City police.
5. In 1917, the state of Connecticut passed an act allowing women to vote in presidential elections. This came three years before the 19th Amendment was ratified, officially granting women the right to vote nationwide.
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